Week in Review – July 7, 2014

What caught our eye this week…

FUNDING
A self-proclaimed statistics nerd makes her case that failing arts organizations should be allowed or encouraged to die…

THEATRE
The winner of this year’s Elliott Hayes Award for dramaturgy gives an inspiring speech recounting how a week at the lake became a movement for change…

A New York theatre artist heads to Kenya to interview survivors of sexual assault in preparation for a play confronting rape culture in America and Kenya through the lens of the Medusa myth…

What can be done about the commodification of the Broadway musical? Nothing

A Massachusetts high school looking to cut costs makes the difficult choice between acting or tech theatre classes…

OPERA
Wolf Trap‘s swanky new supertitle technology allows you to follow the translation of an opera from your smartphone, tablet, or Google Glass…

American Airlines knows how to treat opera singers right…


VISUAL
The fight to save DC’s Corcoran Museum of Art has moved to the courts as an advocacy group calls for a judge to halt the planned takeover of the gallery by the National Museum of Art and George Washington University and one critic weighs in on why the group’s petition should be heard…

A Los Angeles artist will literally connect neighborhoods with his work as he designs a replacement for the city’s Sixth Street Viaduct…

We don’t think this painting that sold at Christie’s for over two million pounds has quite enough blue in it…

CLASSICAL
Chicago Chamber Musicians announce that they may or may not be closing their doors for good…

A Salt Lake City violinist finds a way to practice while canoeing

And if anyone wants to get us an early birthday present…
https://twitter.com/artsinamerica/status/483680815600377856

CROWD
From Kickstarter: A musician from El Cerrito, CA needs an accordion to go with his Lederhosen…

From Social Seam: America’s oldest community theatre needs to update its fire alarm and suppression systems

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